About Me

We moved out to Portugal to live a frugal but better , simpler and peaceful life, our house is a very basic, semi ruin, up in the hills outside Figueiro Dos Vinhos, where we work our land, enjoy life with each other and our dogs, and hope to make the smallest carbon footprint we can,

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Very Tough Choices.House for Sale.

Well its been a lot time since I updated this blog, and Ive put it off for quite a while for one reason and another.
The last few weeks have been especially difficult, I been pretty ill for almost two months now and just the day to day struggle has been enough to make me not bother with this.
The good news is after various different hospital emergency rooms and visits, I finally got an appointment for an endoscope exam. Not the most fun way to spend an afternoon I might add. But at least a decent diagnosis and some more effective medication. I have  severe duodenal ulcers, quite unpleasant and very painful.
All this has meant that the amount of work done here by me has dwindled to almost nothing, just about managing to put a meal on the table for the hardworking men around here. Gareth is still with us but will be moving on at the weekend to Austria, we will miss him like mad, he has become so much part of the family. We had a fleeting visit from a young French Canadian called Dan, he stayed about ten days and helped Gareth with weeding and wood collecting. Rick of course plods on and as ever works incredably hard , but is feeling the strain alot too now. He also is getting busy with his Softball work, he will be going to Tempo Prague at the end of the month for an unknown amount of time. He already turned down a season long coaching job in Germany as we didnt know how well I would be to be here alone for so long. It looks as if  in future years he may well be away for months at a time during coaching season and thats not something we had planned for when we came here. But very exciting for him and his career.
We have put the house up for sale. Yep, the whole lot, house, guest cottage pool, caravan  land etc etc...
We both feel it is time to move on and look at new and different challenges in our life. We have absolutely loved our time in Portugal but the Czech Republic beckons to us...
I have created a website especially for the house, it gives as much info as I can manage and lots of pictures.
Hopefully someone special will come along and buy it, its such a special and unique place it deserves someone good to take care of it and finish what we started...